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AFAR Grantee Conference

Jun 2
2014

AFAR Grantee Conference

The purpose of the annual AFAR Grantee Conference is to promote scientific and personal exchanges among recent AFAR grantees and experts in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. The 2014 Conference will be held in Santa Barbara, California at Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel from June 2 - 4. A preliminary program can be downloaded here. 


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MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research

May 15
2014

MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research

  AFAR invites you to join us for the 2014 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research ceremony and reception.  Now in their 28th year, The MetLife Awards recognize major scientific contributions that have promoted a better understanding of the underlying causes, prevention, and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease.  This year’s award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 15th from 3-5pm at the MetLife Building in New York City.  The program includes a research briefing followed by presentation of the Major Awards and a Promising Research award, totaling $600,000. The keynote speaker will be Mark…


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Media Briefing: The Longevity Divided special issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report

Nov 22
2013

Media Briefing: The Longevity Divided special issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report

Friday, November 22 GSA Conference, New Orleans 11:30-12:30 pm   Roger J. McCarter, Ph.D S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D. AFAR's President Roger J. McCarter moderated a panel featuring AFAR board member S. Jay Olshansky, Felipe Sierra, Gordon J. Lithgow, James L. Kirkland, Dan Perry, and John W. Rowe. In conjunction with the release of the special "Longevity Dividend issue" of the Public Policy & Aging Report that AFAR co-sponsored. Learn more here.   42 journalists attended the media briefing, including representatives from CNN International, AARP Bulletin and HuffPost Voices.  GSA staff have shared that this was the…


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Life Sciences Summit -

Nov 21
2013

Life Sciences Summit - "The Nature of Aging" Panel

  Thursday November 21 1:15-2:10pm Convene Midtown – 730 Third Ave, NYC   AFAR Deputy Scientific Director Steven Austad facilitated a panel exploring what our current understanding of aging science can predict in terms of our ability to extend the average human life span, and what that means in terms of new therapeutic development." Panelists included: William J. Evans, PhD, Vice President, Head, Muscle Metabolism Discovery Performance Unit, GlaxoSmithKline Richard Mayeux, MD, Chair, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center Kenneth I. Maynard, PhD, FAHA, Global Head,…


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Expert Panel: Can We Delay Aging?

Nov 18
2013

Expert Panel: Can We Delay Aging?

On the heels of a study in Health Affairs, which found that research on aging can delay aging and age-related disease better than disease-specific research, while also saving the nation money, and Google’s recent announcement of its “Calico” initiative, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Science Writers in New York (SWINY)  hosted an engaging panel dialogue exploring how we can delay aging. Panelists included two of the world’s leading researchers on the biology of aging, who discussed their research and address the question of whether such research can delay the aging…


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